Remote Asset Monitoring Solutions – The Key to a Connected Oilfield

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The demand for oil and gas continues to increase. That demand comes at a time when the energy industry has experienced a sustained downturn in the price that it can get for its ongoing production. Increased demand and a soft price for both oil and gas are exacerbated by escalating costs to produce petroleum products and labour shortages experienced by the oil and gas industry.

 

“…energy industry has experienced a sustained downturn in the price that it can get for its ongoing production.”

 

As a result, energy companies are developing a technology-centric approach that will help to increase their output without driving up the cost of production or raising labour requirements: the Connected Oilfield.

 

…”increase their output without driving up the cost of production or raising labour requirements…”

 

The energy industry is complex and requires on-site expert presence. The Connected Oilfield achieves this by bringing the expert to the field by using remote asset monitoring. A Connected Oilfield incorporates sensors, control solutions, communication solutions, and even video cameras to bring the field to the expert.

Remote monitoring devices for the oil and gas industry must be designed and built for strict compliance with both hazardous and environmental standards. Devices must be designed to meet the rugged requirements of the energy industry, including wide temperature tolerance and conforming to hazardous operational requirements. This is only the beginning of the design work. Software and communication optimization are also required to ensure that the oilfield network is secure, reliable and manageable, whether it is the sensor, hardware, deployment or ongoing maintenance.

 

“Devices must be designed to meet the rugged requirements of the energy industry…”

 

A critical component when designing the effective Connected Oilfield is the importance of ensuring that reliable, real-time remote communication can be maintained. In many oilfield sites, the option of a wired network is simply not available. In those cases, implementing a wireless solution, whether a cellular or radio technology solution (or, in many cases, both), can deliver the real-time data to key decision makers. Imagine a network that will connect sensors across an oilfield site, above and below ground keeping track of critical information that may include microseismic activity, condition of drilling equipment, storage and chemical tanks, well pressure, lift operations, flow controls and more.

 

“…a network that will connect sensors across an oilfield site…”

 

eTrackdataTM is a Comprehensive Connected Oilfield Solution

 

eTrackdataTM server and eSensordataTM is a comprehensive asset monitoring solution ideally suited for todays Connected Oilfield. eSensordataTM provides an industry standard interface for sensors to collect data from whatever process or equipment that the energy company would like to monitor.  eSensordataTM provides a cellular communication link to the internet, where it will interact with our cloud based eTrackdataTM server. eTrackdataTM Cloud Server is a secure cloud server that provides a user interface to monitor the Connected Oilfield. Interfaces include internet enabled devices such as cell phones, tablets, and desktop computers.  The operator(s) preferred internet enabled device becomes the window to the Connected Oilfield.

The ability to remotely monitor an oilfield site with literally hundreds of sensors can be achieved through eTrackdataTMserver and eSensordataTM.

 

 

” eTrackdataTM server and eSensordataTM is a comprehensive asset monitoring solution  ideally suited for todays Connected Oilfield.”

 

  •          Online Real Time Cellular Communication
  •          Project based multi-user interface and access permission levels
  •          Accessible online via desktop computers and standard cell phone browsers
  •          Flexible data acquisition system
  •          Text message alarm system
  •           Email alarm system
  •           GPS time and location stamp
  •           Google maps to display a map of all assets grouped per project
  •           Data logging and file downloads to export data
  •           Reliable solar power solutions
  •           Customization and rebranding opportunities available

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